Brazilian artist Patricia Secco (51) has been living in Maryland since 1990. She studied at the Corcoran Institute of Art, Georgetown University, and later improved her techniques in watercolor, acrylics and oil with respected American artists. Inspired by the exuberant nature of her own country, Patricia’s very textured work is characterized by strong colorful motifs, balanced by a soft and elegant feminine touch. She has a Bachelor in Architecture from the Rio de Janeiro University, where she later initiated her painting studies. Patricia has had numerous individual exhibitions worldwide – including New York, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Washington DC, Miami – in addition to various cities in Brazil. She participated in the famous Florence Bienalle in 2005, and has won numerous awards and prizes throughout her career. She is the first Latin artist to have a solo exhibition at the University of Maryland.